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    Jewel reacted to Marv in Warranty period on upgrade kits in US change   
    Believe it or not, having a superior warranty was one of the reasons some of us picked for going with Med El.  Just the other day I read something on this site about Med El having a better warranty, and commented to my wife that that was one reason I picked Med El.
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Advantage of CIs   
    Traveling today through airports.  One gate set off its emergency alarm and no amount of effort from the crew could halt the loud blaring alarm.  Everyone was plugging their ears.  It went on for quite some time.  Eventually the crew passed out ear plugs to the passengers at the gate.
    Thank goodness for MCL settings!  Yes it was loud and yes it was an unpleasant sound.... but.....it was comfortably loud!
    Many thanks to my awesome audiologist!
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in If you could choose   
    I wish that the Sonnet 1 was smaller. If I wear it for 3 days straight the top of my ear hurts and gets bruised. 
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    Jewel reacted to JohnL in If you could choose   
    The more important question - does MedEl listen to what we ask for??
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    Jewel reacted to Joan in A week in your life as a CI user   
    @Dave in Pittsburgh
    @Mary Beth
    While I don’t know anything about the actual program my audiologist set up, what I have (as an additional program, used only when necessary) is a program that retains my levels of  “everyday” hearing in terms of voices, etc that I want to focus on but, at the same time, significantly reduces the extraneous, distracting background noises (such as in a restaurant or even in some stores). To achieve that, while she was doing the MAPping, my audiologist had me listen to a YouTube video (on her cellphone) designed to emulate a noisy bar/cocktail lounge. That allowed me to tell her what I was hearing, what was too distracting, etc and she was able to make the necessary adjustments in my program until we finally got it right. I’ve had several noise reduction programs over the years but I found listening to an actual noisy situation significantly helped her make more precise adjustments than previously. 
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in A week in your life as a CI user   
    I put on my processor just before leaving the house. I prefer to wear my Rondo2 most days and wear my Sonnet on days that I know I will have meetings. When I have meetings I use the Roger Pen which is a great help. 
    If I have a webinar to watch on my PC I take out my Artone 3 Max and switch to T. Thankfully it works with both Rondo2 and Sonnet. 
    I stay in the same program all day usually. I don't remember what maps I was given at my last appointment but I find I stay on the third one most of the time. 
    If I wore the Sonnet to work when I get home I put on the Rondo2. 
    If I go to the gym I wear the Sonnet cos Rondo2 keeps falling off if I jump. Thankfully I use a tether so it doesn't fall to the ground. 
    If I'm going to a conference I prefer my Sonnet. 
    I hardly watch TV but if I'm watching my old TV at home I wear my Sonnet and put the Roger Pen before one of the TV speakers. With newer TVs I hear just fine with the processors alone. But my TV at home is over 11 years. So this "hassle" is temporary. 
     
     
     
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Sharing my favorite tech in captioned YouTube videos   
    In case that link doesn’t take you there.....
    go to YouTube
    search Mary Beth Napoli
    You will see my channel.  Subscribe if you want to be alerted when new tech videos are added.
    Turn on captions.
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Sharing my favorite tech in captioned YouTube videos   
    I have been asked to share my favorite tech in videos with captions.  So I created a YouTube channel.
    check it out here:
    If you subscribe to the channel, you will be alerted when new videos are added.
     
    The first video is my CozyPhones review.
     
    Upcoming videos....
    LiveTranscribe speech to text 
    Artone 3 MAX BT neckloop
     
    I hope you find these helpful.
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Speech to text LiveTranscribe combined with remote mic   
    LiveTranscribe has been a hit with people in my area who are in situations where it is difficult to hear well.  Today I tested LiveTranscribe paired with a BT remote mic.  The mic is so tiny.  It works great.
    Using a tiny remote mic that is BT connected to an Android phone or tablet may be helpful any time you can have internet access via WiFi or cellular data and would like captions for speech.
    I tested it with SmartMike+ BT mic but it would work with any BT mic that can connect to your android device.
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    Jewel reacted to MED-EL Moderator in Rondo 2 Charging   
    Hi @Tommy C ,
    thanks for your question. We strongly recommend using the charger which is delivered with your RONDO 2, as it has been tested and approved for use with your audio processor.
    If you decide to use RONDO 2 with any other Qi charger, please be aware that you do so at your own risk.
    Best regards,
    Barbara
    PS: @Mary Beth thanks for tagging us!
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in Earthquake   
    Hi @Mary Beth
    Yes I'm fine. No damage. It was scary. But thankfully the epicenter was far from the island. Thanks for checking. 
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Hi!   
    @Daniel-J
    I am so sorry to hear of your friend’s accident.  Suddenly becoming deaf is quite a shock.
    As he recovers and explores options to see if he qualifies for a cochlear implant to restore hearing, he may find a speech to text app very helpful.
    If he has an android device, I recommend LiveTranscribe.  It is completely free.
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Awesome resource for tech just updated by Jeff Campagna   
    @Jewel
    I have a Phonak pdf that does an excellent job of showing the various transmitters for adults.  If you message me your email, I will forward it to you.
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Featherston in What was the last straw that pushed you to get a cochlear implant?   
    My employer met with me about my "medical condition." I realised that they would use my deafness to get rid of me. So I went to my audiologist who told me it was time for me to get a CI. I had been putting it off for years. I decided to go to the US and see if all I needed was the most powerful HA on the market or if I really did need a CI. Note they had told me I needed one about 6 years prior. But the meeting with my employer was the wakeup call for me. 
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Awesome resource for tech just updated by Jeff Campagna   
    Jeff Campagna works for Med-El US and has a Med-El CI.  He has presented my most favorite Med-El US event...  Hands On Hearing workshops.
    When Med-El US used to offer these wonderful and free workshops, Jeff and his team would teach about various Med-El accessories and various third party accessories that enable us to hear our best.  There was a very valuable hands on component to these workshops when Jeff and his team would work with the attendees and let the attendees try the devices.
    Oftentimes you would hear WOW!  or see tears of happiness as people discovered how well they could hear using these options.
    I attended 4 of these workshops (2 on two separate days).  Raleigh NC where @Angie and I got to meet in person.  Smile.  And NYC.  
     
    Such wonderful events that helped so many people.  I wish they were still offered.  There is definitely a need.
     
    Jeff updated his guides for using 
    AudioLink
    A2DP converter app
    Roger Pen
    Roger Select
    Roger MyLink neckloop receiver
    Roger X and Roger 21 for Sonnet 1 & 2
    Here is the link
     
    http://www.handsonhearing.com/index.php/resources
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Help with Bluetooth for both Rondo 2 and Sonnett   
    This new type of BT LE is expected to be in devices in the next year or so.  Makes me wonder what kinds of connectivity options will then be available for CI users.  Things are changing so fast.  It is exciting.
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in What was the last straw that pushed you to get a cochlear implant?   
    My employer met with me about my "medical condition." I realised that they would use my deafness to get rid of me. So I went to my audiologist who told me it was time for me to get a CI. I had been putting it off for years. I decided to go to the US and see if all I needed was the most powerful HA on the market or if I really did need a CI. Note they had told me I needed one about 6 years prior. But the meeting with my employer was the wakeup call for me. 
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    Jewel reacted to MED-EL Moderator in DncTchr2   
    Hi @Mary Beth, Unfortunately we can't work out why some people can see this and others can't. I will investigate more, but in the meantime I have taken a screenshot of the pdf so everyone can view it. 

    Thanks, 

    Mary 

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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in DncTchr2   
    @DncTchr2
    Welcome and congratulations on your upcoming bilateral CI surgery!  Which processor did you choose?
    I showed up at my first CI activation hoping that I would hear the 12 beeps and that they would not sound the same.  😊 I got my wish and left the office smiling ear to ear while listening to static and beeps in an ear that had not heard anything for 24 years.  Things improved fast.  5 hours later I understood my first words.  Incredible journey.
    A positive mindset helps on this journey.
    Wishing you the best!
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    Jewel reacted to Jdashiell in Meeting in person   
    @Jewel
    email me and I will connect you with our MedEl Miami rep
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in Meeting in person   
    Well I met @Jdashiellon my activation day at the CI center. I just got my HP card but I don't know whether there will be a Meetup when I'm in Miami. I would surely go if there was one. 
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    Jewel reacted to Marion nancy in AudioLink for Sonnets   
    I had the crackling at the beginning but it just seemed to fade away quite a bit.  I stillllike the Artone for the gym.walking etc.  But so far I am truly enjoying it.  So excited TV sounds like Tv.  I am watching movies liked an “addicted teenager”.  Another Wow to add to my growing list. I have found after one year each day gets better and brings another amazing Wow
    happy holidays to all
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in I've gone bilateral!   
    Hey @Monte! Congratulations!
    I'm sure you're a pro now that this is your second CI. I hope the activation will be as good as if not better than the first one. 
    Best wishes. 
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    Jewel reacted to MED-EL Moderator in Securing line for Rondo 2   
    Hi @Mary Beth, thanks for checking in on that . I'll ask our product experts and will get back to you once I know more. 
    Best, Verena
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Securing line for Rondo 2   
    Hello @MED-EL Moderator
    Just checking to see if there is a new securing line for Rondo 2 yet?  People sure do love Rondo 2 processors!  But many are having trouble with the securing line breaking easily.
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